Mixed media 9.75 x 7.80 x 34.85 m MAP Düsseldorf, D 2021
The former campanile at the Franciscan abbey in Düsseldorf is a concrete tower that has been taken out of its original architectural ensemble. Because of the reconfiguring, it lost its function when the abbey complex was demolished. In its uniqueness and its non-functionalism the now freestanding fragment has become a monument to beauty and form. Moving it to another spot in the city or illuminating it temporarily would draw attention to the building itself, its tapered form, and its size as it reaches into the heavens. In a new ensemble the tower would regain its beauty and dignity.